Stars vs Blues Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+127) Blues (-140)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (30-18-5, 3rd in the Central Division) go to Enterprise Center on Saturday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (32-15-8, 1st in the Central Division). The Blues open this game at -140 while the Stars are coming in at +127. The total opens at 5. The Stars are covering 54.9% of the time, having gone 28-23 SU. St. Louis is covering 57.4% of the time, going 31-23 straight up.
The Dallas Stars head into this game holding a record of 30 wins and 18 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 140 goals which ranks them 13th in the Western Conference and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, ranking them 15th in the league. The Stars have a total of 65 pts, which ranks them 11th in the league and 3rd in the conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,614 which ranks them 11th in the West and 23rd in the league. As a group, Dallas has obtained a total of 1,076 hits which has them averaging 20.3 per game. They have a total of 676 blocks for the season. In goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has racked up 2,033 minutes in goal for the year. Bishop is giving up an average of 2.36 goals against average which has him sitting 4th among West goalies and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he's given up 80 goals. His save percentage is .925 which has him sitting 3rd among West goalies.
The Dallas Stars will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 3 defeat against the New York Islanders the last time they stepped on the ice. The Stars had an average offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 out of the 31 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Dallas racked up 10 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars was 45 and the Corsi against was 43 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 51.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, giving them a rate of 49.3%. They won 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 18 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.6% and they had a PDO of 97.0 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Islanders tallied a total of 41 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the current year they have 32 wins and 15 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 2nd in the conference and 7th in the league with +21. They currently have a total of 175 goals for this season which ranks 3rd in the conference. St. Louis has a team save percentage of .907 which has them ranked 12th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% putting them at 4th in the West. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.65 GAA and that places him 7th in the West and 19th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,285 mins he has played this year, he has allowed 101 goals. His save % is .910, which has him ranking 17th in the West and 31st in the NHL among goaltenders.
The St. Louis Blues faced the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Blues took the loss by a score of 4 - 2. In this outing, St. Louis had a 51.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 48 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.9% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Jets having a 31 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that St. Louis played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 85.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.0%. The Blues scored 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Jets had 1 power play chance but were not able to take advantage. St. Louis gave up 25 shots on goal and the Jets racked up 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (+127)
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